Museum of History to host philatelic activities this weekend

This Sunday, November 20, the Canadian Museum of History is slated to host a series of philatelic activities and demonstrations between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Attendees are invited to join the experts to discover Canadian stamps; learn calligraphy; produce wax-seal stamps; and see rare artifacts from the national postal collection.

“From designing stamps to composing letters and even hand-delivering them, the mail has inspired surprising craftsmanship, artistry and design over the years,” reads the museum’s website.

“Challenge yourself with a ‘Stamp Find’ and discover some of the works of art and personalities immortalized on Canadian postage stamps. Learn fancy penmanship from the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa and write a letter, then carve a rubber stamp to secure your message with a personalized wax seal. Finally, join our curators for a special behind-the-scenes tour of artifacts from the national postal collection in the Museum’s collections storage rooms.”

Each tour is limited to 20 participants, and registration is free.

For more information about Canada’s national stamp collection, visit historymuseum.ca/event/the-canadian-stamp-collection.

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